Shobha Industries is a leading manufacturer and exporter of Ryder's high quality woodworking tools. They have been exporting high quality woodworking and engineering tools since 1976 to over 35 countries.
The Ryder No.6 is used for quick stock removal similar to a Jack or for truing up edges, or leveling wide boards. Originally the No.6 was used for timber preparation before any other plane. The main casting is ductile iron chosen for its high strength and impact resistance. It has an adjustable frog, depth and lateral blade control and Indian hardwood handles.
The Ryder No. 5 1/2, compared to the No. 5, its longer length and wider blade make a better choice for flattening boards and truing panels. The extra mass gives it more heft, a great help when doing the initial surface preparation on a board. At the same time, being slightly lighter and shorter than its larger cousin, it is more manageable, and yet equally as good for fore-plane work.
The bed angle (12°), bevel-up blade, depth adjustment and adjustable mouth are all features reminiscent of superior block planes. The No. 62 performs exceptionally well when used on a shooting board. The 12° bed combined with a bevel angle of 25° gives you an effective cutting angle of 37°.
The Ryder No.10 carriage rabbet plane is an extra versatile jack - i.e., can do everything a jack can do, plus rabbet work of various sorts. The main difference of the premium quality is the brass lever cap, adjuster nut and lateral blade adjustment lever. It is used when doing home improvement sorts of "finish carpentry" jobs where you need to fashion moldings or various long or wide rabbeted pieces for doors, window frames, trim, and baseboards. It's handy for these type of things.
The Ryder No.5 is usually the first plane used on rough sawed timber. A No.5 is very versatile, used to flatten, size, square and smooth. The main casting is ductile iron chosen for its high strength and impact resistance. It has an adjustable frog, depth and lateral blade control and Indian hardwood handles.